Airedale Terrier

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Breed Group: Terrier
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A very pleasant breed, the Airedale Terrier is protective, brave, and affectionate. Demands love and attention. A rowdy breed, the Airedale Terrier should start obedience training at a young age to avoid dominance issues and to ensure the dog will be well mannered.
Spunky, protective, yet sweet, this breed is not recommended for the average family. Dominance issues can arise if proper training is not started at and early age. The Airedale Terrier can be somewhat stubborn so firm handling is best.
The Airedale Terrier is very loyal, and can be a joy to own, but can be difficult at times. Proper training is a must. An intelligent breed, the Airedale Terrier should have an experienced owner. This dog loves to chase small animals, but can do exceptionally well with cats and other dogs, given the dog has had proper socialization.
The hair of this breed is hard and crisp making it rather hard to groom. Dead hair should be plucked at least twice a year. The Airedale Terrier can shed heavily or not at all depending on the cut of the coat. Washing the beard regularly is a must to keep it free from caking.
The coat of the Airedale Terrier should be wiry, crisp, hard and straight lying close to the body of the dog. Slightly wavy hair is acceptable with a distinctive beard around muzzle.
This breed can be very willful and stubborn at times, but with variety can do very well in sporting events. This dog is very lively and requires an experienced handler. Firm but gentle training is required.
The Airedale Terrier should have at least an average sized yard available. A very active breed, this dog loves to swim, jog, run, and play so this breed does require extensive exercise. Not recommended for apartment life as they are very active indoors and can become a tyrant if not sufficiently exercised.
45 lbs
23 inches
tan with black or grizzle saddle
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How much do Airedale Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy an Airedale Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Airedale Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Airedale Terriers sold is $825.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an Airedale Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,400 upwards to $5,000 or even more for an Airedale Terrier with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Airedale Terriers sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $825.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,400.00 to $5,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 871 Airedale Terrier puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning an Airedale Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an Airedale Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Airedale Terrier Names for 2018

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 871 Airedale Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Pups
  • 2. Duke
  • 3. Galaxy
  • 4. Ginko
  • 5. Girls
  • 6. Marlee
  • 7. Moose
  • 8. Samson
  • 9. Shannon
  • 10. Timmy
  • 11. Tori
  • 12. Zeke
  • 13. Annie
  • 14. Airedale
  • 15. Dales
  • 16. Farm Pups
  • 17. Gino
  • 18. Glow
  • 19. Blue
  • 20. Elvis

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High Kountry Airedales
Member Since: April 2006
Location: Billings, Montana
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Raising large to extra large Airedales from large working lines including rare blacks and reds in addition to traditional black & tans. Puppies ready now including reds! We offer a health waranties on our pups and 5-6 generation pedigrees. Shots are kept current, tails docked, and dew claws removed. Our females are only bred once a year or less. Please see our web site at for more info. We have been breeding Airedales for about 14 years. We have a small archaeological consulting firm and our Airedales accompany us in a variety of settings ranging from rugged badlands to grizzly habitat in the mountains. Our dogs have been used as therapy dogs, search/rescue, hunting, stock herding,& great family pets.

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Anonymous asked:
My 2 year old Airedale is losing the color on her nose and around her eyes. Any suggestions on Cause?



It could be what is called "snow nose" when a dog looses the pigment around their eyes and on their nose. But it is rare in a breed like the Airedale. It is best to contact your vet and take her in to get checked to make sure it is nothing serious.


Don’t be alarmed. It has to do with loosing pigment. Consult a vet if you are alarmed or concerned.

Anonymous asked:
Is there any difference in the lionheart and oorang strains of airedale besides the size difference?

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Anonymous asked:
Are there any Airedale breeders in the New Hampshire area? I am willing to drive up to 15 hours one way, but I can't seem to find any breeders nearby. I do not want to have a puppy shipped, I want to see the conditions of the kennel before I agree to buy the puppy. I am interested in bringing home 2 Airedale Terrier puppies.



You should not bring home two puppies at the same time. As a professional trainer, dog behaviorist and breeder, I can tell you full on that bringing home two puppies is not a good thing. Other than a number of behavioral problems that will occur in both dogs, you are setting your puppies up for failure in training, socialization, and bonding with humans, including yourself. Get one puppy and then after a year, get another.


I have two Airedales and purchased them from Betty Hopper out of Okla. I had them shipped by plane and it was no problem. The trainer is correct you should get one train he or she and then get another 1 year later. The first year with an Airedale if very important. The bond between them will be stronger than blood. Let me know if you need help finding a puppy. I have great success with finding great puppies and with Airedales you want to invest more time than money. The first year with the puppy will give you a lifetime of joy. As I write this both of them are by my feet and never leave my side.

Anonymous asked:
I have a cat. Does an Airedale get along with cats?



Airedale's have an extremely high prey drive, so they do not normally get along with cats. However, if you get your dog as a puppy and raise him/her to be okay with cats, then he/she should do just fine. Find a breeder who socializes their puppies with cats just to be safe.


I have to agree with the comment above, and all your good breeders will start socializing their puppies at a very young age. Ask for references before you buy they can till you how socialized their puppy was at the time of purchase.


Mine doesn't bother my cat but she was around my cat as a puppy.


Our Airedale is awesome with cats even at a older age


Yes, if raised with a cat, they do tolerate cats. It is me that doesn't like cats. My Siamese used to snuggle up in my Airedales warm tummy area. They were close friends.

Anonymous asked:
Is the Airedale Terrier the dog that is in the Iams commercial? I love that dog Is the Airedale Terrier the dog that is in the Iams commercial? I love that dog. The dog is the commercial is very large, gray black coat.



No. That is not an Airedale Terrier at all. That is the magnificent Irish Wolfhound. A very different breed of dog. Finding a qualified and reputable breeder is key to having one of these dogs live a long, healthy and happy life. They are an amazing breed of dog, I can't imagine living without one in my life.


Blue on the Blue Buffalo ads is an will see him "running with the wolves" in their current ad.


Not really. But, I always have my vet do a sonogram so that I always know how many puppies as lined up to be born. I always have my vet on standby if the bitch slows down on the whelping. I have had a puppy or so that were so big & healthy that the one puppy slowed things up so I needed the assistance of my vet to help her so that I didn't lose any puppies or even put the bitch in any danger. My vet in Carrollton, Texas is by far the best, most caring, most caring vet I've ever known. I have recommended him to all of my friends and they will give Josey ranch pet hospital high ratings!! He is knowledgeable on all breeds of dogs and he has a very nice web page too. I just wish I could beam him over to Arizona.

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Updated: 2/20/2018